Education Officer worries over school dropouts

Musa Mongana PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Musa Mongana PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Principal Education Officer II for Letlhakeng, Musa Mongana is worried about children in his area dropping out of school.

Speaking at the reception class graduating to Standard 1 at Takatokwane village on Saturday, Mongana said it is saddening that some children are denied the right to education by their parents or guardians at a young age.

He said his office has been experiencing a high number of school dropouts, which seem to be increasing due to different reasons and it cuts across from Standard 1 to Standard 7. Only 59 pupils were graduating to Standard 1 class at Takatokwane Primary School. “We are pleading with you parents to support your children in their education.

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